Sometimes all you need is a little timeout. That's all it took for the New York Rangers to get the message sent by coach John Tortorella Monday night. Down 2-0 to Columbus early in the first period, Tortorella quickly called a timeout in an attempt to have his team relax and regain composure. Whatever he said made a world of difference, as the Rangersùwho looked flat-footed in the defensive endùanswered with three straight goals to end the first period. The scoring onslaught continued in the second period as the Rangers poured on four more goals, jumping out to a 7-2 lead. Marian Gaborik, as usual, started the scoring for the Rangers, scoring his 17th goal of the season, off a behind-the-net-pass from Vinny Prospal. Gaborik added another goal in the second period, tying him with Dany Hea ...
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